Getting the Best Computer Software
by: Morgan Hamilton
What do you want to be when you grow up? Maybe you've always planned on
being a cowboy. You know, taking on the Wild West with a six-shooter on
your side and no friends, but a fast horse. Doesn't that sound ideal?
Uhh, actually now that I say it out loud, it sounds pretty crumby.
guess the whole appeal of riding the range is not what it used to be.
These days most of us are more used to riding our computer desks than
anything else. This brings up an interesting topic. What about
computers? Hey, this is where the future is at. Although folks have been
saying that for years now, it's still very true. In fact, that is the
reason so many individuals are acquiring computer software training.
Are you getting the proper computer software training for a bright
career? It's not like this is a rare field anymore. Oodles of high
school graduates are heading off to college in search of quality
computer software training. It's where the jobs are. Companies are
always looking for more computer savvy individuals. Just take a gander
at any job description. Heck, 90 percent of them want you to have
computer skills. I was surfing Monster.com and
last night and spotted a number of job opportunities that specified
computer software training. If you stop to think about it, this is not
bizarre in any way.
How many computers do you think there are in use on
any given day? I would wager that there are quite a few. Imagine every
company, business and home. This is how we go about our daily lives in
the modern era of technology. It's all about software, hardware, and
cyberspace. You simply can't have too much computer software training.
Where would you go to attain computer software training? You could
always hit up the local Universities. It's simple now days because all
the information you need regarding classes is online. How cool is that!
A second option for computer software training is a community college.
This way you can save money and keep a flexible schedule. Furthermore, I
don't know if you are aware of it or not, but you can get computer
software training from your very own home. That's right! All you need is
a personal computer and Internet connection.
Your computer may incur system freezes, software conflicts,
hard disk problems that may require system recovery. You may experience problems
going online, but you don't know if your modem took a hit or if it is your
internet service provider's servers that are down. You may need to have more
computers networked, but you don't know how to setup a router. There are times
you may need advice to determine if it's time to retire that old computer rather
than repeat the repair cycle. Seeking help may save you money.
Once you have taken your new computer system out of the
box, if you're not totally comfortable with the computer setup process, you may
not want to make a serious mistake. If reading computer technical manuals is not
your definition of fun, maybe you'll be better off skipping technical support
and call in live help. An experienced computer professional can take care of the
whole setup, installation and check the whole system is working properly, saving
you time and hassle. Plus, your tech support is only a phone call away.
Hospitals overwhelmed by wounded in Aleppo as Russia ignores Western pleas
9/26/2016 11:23:32 AM
By Ellen Francis and Lisa Barrington BEIRUT (Reuters) - Medical supplies were running out in the besieged rebel-held sector of Aleppo, with victims pouring into barely functioning hospitals as an all-out Russian-backed assault entered its fourth day and Moscow ignored Western pleas to stop. The Syrian government offensive to recapture all of Aleppo, with Russian air support and Iranian support on the ground, has been accompanied by bombing that residents describe as unprecedented in its ferocity. Some 250,000 civilians remain trapped in the besieged, opposition-held sector of Syria's biggest city.
U.S. sanctions Chinese firm tied to North Korea's nuclear program
9/26/2016 11:25:05 AM
The United States said on Monday it had sanctioned a Chinese industrial machinery and equipment wholesaler, taking a step in tightening the financial noose around North Korea's nuclear program that the company has links with. In a statement on its website, the U.S. Treasury said it was sanctioning Dandong Hongxiang Industrial Development Co and four officials of the firm under U.S. regulations targeting proliferators of weapons of mass destruction. The U.S Department of Justice said it had filed criminal charges against the Chinese firm and the individuals for using front companies to evade sanctions on North Korea's nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs.
Police say man opens fire, injuring two, near supermarket west of Paris
9/26/2016 8:32:03 AM
PARIS (Reuters) - French police officials said on Monday a man had opened fire near a supermarket west of Paris and injured two people. Elite police were at a building where a suspect was holed up, the officials said. According to BFM TV the man was known to police for violent behavior. (Reporting by Paris bureau; Writing by Brian Love; Editing by Andrew Callus)
Brazil police arrest ex-finance minister Palocci in graft probe
9/26/2016 9:55:17 AM
By Pedro Fonseca RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazilian police on Monday arrested Antonio Palocci, a former finance minister and presidential chief of staff in recent Workers Party governments, as a sweeping anti-corruption probe reached ever closer to the heart of the left-leaning party. Prosecutors said in a statement on Monday that Palocci acted as a liaison between the Workers Party and Latin America's largest engineering and construction conglomerate, Odebrecht SA [ODBES.UL], between 2006 and 2013 in a political kickback scheme centered on contracts at state-led oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA, or Petrobras. Palocci was former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's finance minister and chief of staff to ex-president Dilma Rousseff, who was ousted in August in an impeachment trial that ended 13 years of Workers Party rule.
Egypt's Sisi promises more jobs to deter perilous migration to Europe
9/26/2016 11:03:27 AM
President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Monday pledged more jobs for Egyptians to help dissuade them from making dangerous voyages to Europe after more than 160 migrants died when a boat capsized off the country's Mediterranean coast. Survivors and their families said poverty and a lack of jobs and opportunity along with political repression in Egypt have driven thousands to embark on perilous journeys in rickety boats across the Mediterranean to Europe.
U.S. network of Turkish cleric facing pressure as those at home seek help
9/26/2016 11:01:02 AM
By Julia Harte and Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A network of more than 150 U.S. charter schools linked to followers of Fethullah Gulen, the Pennsylvania-based Muslim cleric the Turkish government blames for instigating JulyвЂ™s failed coup, has come under growing financial and legal strain, according to school officials, current and former members of GulenвЂ™s movement, and public records reviewed by Reuters. The publicly financed schools, a key source of jobs and business opportunities for U.S. members of GulenвЂ™s global movement, have sharply slowed their expansion in recent years, public records show. The slowdown comes amid a series of government probes in more than a dozen states into allegations ranging from misuse of taxpayer funds to visa fraud.
The Latest: Backers of Colombia's Uribe protest peace deal
9/26/2016 11:22:06 AM
CARTAGENA, Colombia (AP) вЂ” The Latest on the signing of a historic peace deal in Colombia (all times local):
Venezuela opposition calls Oct. 12 protest to press Maduro recall
9/26/2016 11:20:13 AM
CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's opposition called on Monday for a nationwide protest on Oct. 12 to push for a recall referendum against President Nicolas Maduro that it says must take place this year despite the election board's insistence it could only be in 2017. The opposition urged Venezuelans to protest daily against "anti-constitutional" conditions by the board, including a stipulation a signature drive next month must meet a threshold of 20 percent of voters in every state rather than nationally. (Reporting by Daniel Kai; Writing by Alexandra Ulmer; Editing by Girish Gupta)
UK appears headed for 'hard Brexit', Scots minister says after talks
9/26/2016 11:19:05 AM
By Andrew Callus PARIS (Reuters) - Britain appears to be heading for a "hard Brexit" under which links to the European Union would be reduced to little more than trade agreements, Scotland's external affairs minister Fiona Hyslop said on Monday, citing "mood music" from recent talks. Pro-EU Scotland's Brexit representative, Michael Russell, has had the first of a series of meetings with British Brexit minister David Davis, Hyslop told Reuters.
Jordanians protest after writer shot dead
9/26/2016 11:16:14 AM
Almost 200 protesters gathered in front of the Prime Ministry in Amman on Monday (September 26), speaking out against violence and extremism after a prominent writer was shot dead. The writer, Nahed Hatter, was killed on Sunday outside the court where he was to stand trial on charges of contempt of religion after sharing on social media a caricature seen as insulting Islam, witnesses and state media said. "Freedom of speech is absolute, as long as you have committed no crimes.
Portugal's Guterres still leads in UN chief race
9/26/2016 11:15:35 AM
Portugal's former prime minister Antonio Guterres maintained his lead in the race to become the next UN secretary-general following a fifth straw poll by the Security Council on Monday, diplomats said. Guterres, who served as UN refugee chief for 10 years and was prime minister from 1995 to 2002, picked up 12 votes of encouragement, two "discourage" votes and one "no opinion", the same result as the previous informal vote. It was the fifth time that the 67-year-old has taken the number-one spot in the contest to succeed Ban Ki-moon, the former South Korean foreign minister who steps down on December 31 after 10 years as the world's top diplomat.
Diplomats: Portugal's Guterres tops fifth poll for UN chief
9/26/2016 11:12:11 AM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) вЂ” Diplomats say former prime minister Antonio Guterres of Portugal remains the top choice to succeed Ban Ki-moon as the next U.N. secretary-general after he was the only candidate to get the minimum nine required "yes" votes in the Security Council's fifth informal poll.
Deutsche Bank shares fall sharply after report
9/26/2016 11:11:34 AM
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) вЂ” Shares in Deutsche Bank are down sharply after a report that the German government won't intervene with U.S. officials who are pressing the bank to pay $14 billion to settle an investigation into its sales of mortgage-backed securities.
Death toll from militia clashes in central Congo was 49
9/26/2016 11:11:24 AM
KINSHASA (Reuters) - The death toll from clashes that erupted in central Democratic Republic of Congo last week was at least 49 people, of whom 16 were police, the governor of the province Alex Kande said on Monday. Militia fighters from Kamwina Nsapu, seeking to avenge the death of their leader, battled security forces in two days of fighting from Thursday last week. Kande said 27 of them were killed along with six civilians. Initial estimates had put the toll at 13. (Reporting by Amadee Mwarabu; Writing by Tim Cocks; Editing by Alison Williams)
A new look: Greener grass coming to Spanish league
9/26/2016 11:11:16 AM
MANCHESTER, England (AP) вЂ” The grass is getting greener in Spanish soccer.
Merkel: We need migrant deals with African states like EU-Turkey pact
9/26/2016 11:10:47 AM
German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday said the European Union needed to establish migrant deals with African countries such as Egypt and Tunisia along the lines of the agreement it already has with Turkey. The arrival then of hundreds of thousands of people fleeing war and poverty in the Middle East and beyond marked Europe's biggest migrant crisis since World War Two. "It's important that we give the African countries perspectives for the future," Merkel said during a conference on tourism.
Atlantic City, N.J., water utility to by vacant airstrip for $100 million
9/26/2016 11:10:15 AM
(Reuters) - Atlantic City, New Jersey's fiscally distressed gambling hub, will reap $100 million by selling a defunct municipal airstip to the city's independent water utility, Mayor Don Guardian and other officials said on Monday. The land deal is part of a fiscal recovery plan that the city must present to the state by early November or else face a possible state takeover. The city's casino industry, and then its property tax base, ran into problems because of gambling competition in neighboring states. (Reporting by Elinor Comlay in Atlantic City; Editing by Alan Crosby)
Kurdish rebel attacks on soldiers in Turkey kill 10
9/26/2016 11:09:34 AM
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) вЂ” Kurdish rebels staged two attacks against security forces in southeastern Turkey on Monday, killing 10 security force members and wounding eight others, the country's state-run news agency reported.
India to speed up hydropower building on rivers flowing into Pakistan: source
9/26/2016 11:09:26 AM
By Tommy Wilkes NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India will accelerate its building of new hydropower plants along three rivers that flow into Pakistan, a source familiar with the plan said on Monday, in a move likely to aggravate already tense relations with its neighbor a week after an attack on an Indian army base. The dispute looks set to be reignited after Prime Minister Narendra Modi told officials on Monday that India should use more of the rivers' resources, speaking a week after the Sept. 18 attack on an army base in the disputed region of Kashmir that New Delhi blames on Pakistan, a source with knowledge of the meeting attended by Modi said. India has vowed to respond to the raid, in which at least 18 of its soldiers were killed, but any military option risks escalation.
Turkish markets hit by Moody's rating downgrade
9/26/2016 11:09:24 AM
LONDON (AP) вЂ” Turkish financial markets took a battering Monday after ratings agency Moody's downgraded the country's credit grade to junk status to account for a series of shocks to the economy that included bombings and an attempted coup.
Nigeria military: 8 soldiers killed in attacks by extremists
9/26/2016 11:07:03 AM
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) вЂ” Islamic extremists have killed eight soldiers and wounded 17 in two attacks in northeastern Nigeria, the country's military said Monday.
Top Asian News 4:04 p.m. GMT
9/26/2016 11:04:18 AM
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) вЂ” With a tightly controlled state media, little access to outside information and a deeply instilled belief that whoever runs the White House is bound to be their sworn enemy, North Koreans aren't expecting much from the U.S. presidential elections вЂ” if they know about them at all. Say the name Donald Trump to most North Koreans and you will get a blank stare. Same goes for Hillary, though some remember the name Clinton. Some remember that Bill Clinton was, as U.S. presidents go, a little more willing to engage with their country than most, though that was long, long ago and didn't last very long.
Will boom in loans at retailers, manufacturers turn to bust?
9/26/2016 11:02:57 AM
NEW YORK (AP) вЂ” They sell diamond rings in malls and used cars at dealerships, make wrench sets for mechanics and giant combines for farmers.
Islamic State militants kills 5 civilians in Egypt's Sinai
9/26/2016 11:02:30 AM
EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) вЂ” Egyptian officials say Islamic State militants have killed five Egyptian civilians and dumped their bodies, wearing orange jumpsuits, in a restive corner of the Sinai Peninsula.
Clinton, Trump neck and neck heading into first debate
9/26/2016 11:01:53 AM
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump were neck and neck Monday as they prepared for their first presidential debate, an intensely anticipated clash of opposites that could set the tone for the last six weeks of the White House race. An estimated 90 million people were expected to watch the Democratic and Republican candidates go toe-to-toe for 90 minutes starting at 9:00 pm (0100 GMT Tuesday) on the stage at Hofstra University in New York. Surrogates have been out in force trying to manage expectations, and preempt public perceptions of their respective candidates, two of the least admired contenders for the White House in contemporary US political history.
Aleppo battered after Russia accused of 'war crimes'
9/26/2016 11:00:51 AM
Residents of Syria's Aleppo faced worsening food and medical shortages on Monday as warplanes again pounded the city after Western powers at the UN accused Russia of war crimes. A fresh wave of intense air strikes battered Aleppo's opposition-controlled east, said an AFP correspondent in the city facing its worst violence in years. During an emergency session of the UN Security Council, US ambassador Samantha Power accused Russia of "barbarism", while the British and French envoys went even further.
Ex-IMF boss Rato on trial over bankers' luxury sprees
9/26/2016 10:59:12 AM
Former IMF chief Rodrigo Rato went on trial Monday accused of overseeing a "corrupt system" that helped him and other executives misuse millions when he was the boss of a major Spanish bank. Protesters shouted "thief" and "fraud" at the former economy minister and ex-deputy prime minister as he arrived at the courthouse outside Madrid. Rato is standing trial with 64 other former executives and board members at Caja Madrid and Bankia, whose near-collapse sparked an EU bailout of Spain's financial sector.
Colombian, FARC leaders to sign historic peace deal
9/26/2016 10:52:38 AM
Colombia's government and the leftist FARC rebels prepared to sign a historic peace accord Monday to end a half-century civil war that has killed hundreds of thousands. A solemn ceremony on the Caribbean coast witnessed by international dignitaries will set the seal on a four-year process to end Latin America's last major armed conflict. "Today we are experiencing the happiness of a new dawn for Colombia," President Juan Manuel Santos said on Twitter.
Oman court orders journalists jailed, newspaper shut down
9/26/2016 10:51:54 AM
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) вЂ” An Oman court on Monday ruled in favor of a government decision to shut down al-Zaman daily newspaper and jail three of its journalists, including its editor-in-chief, for reporting on alleged corruption within the judiciary.
Iran says has freed Iranian-Canadian academic
9/26/2016 10:51:17 AM
Iranian-Canadian anthropologist Homa Hoodfar who was arrested and jailed in Tehran in June for "security offences" has been released and has left the country, the foreign ministry said on Monday. Hoodfar travelled to Oman and on to Canada, he said. Iranian state television has said Hoodfar was a founding member of a London-based advocacy group, Women Living Under Muslim Law (WLUML).
FIFA ending racism task force denounced as shameful betrayal
9/26/2016 10:50:20 AM
MANCHESTER, England (AP) вЂ” FIFA's abolition of its anti-racism task force was denounced as a shameful betrayal on Monday as the governing body went on the defensive to reaffirm its commitment to fighting discrimination.
Kerry: U.S. to review removing Colombia's FARC from terrorism list
9/26/2016 10:50:00 AM
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Monday the United States is not yet ready to remove Colombia's FARC rebel group from its list of terrorist organizations, but will review the matter as a peace accord with Colombia's government is implemented. "We clearly are prepared to review and make judgments about that as the facts come in," Kerry told reporters during a visit to Cartagena, Colombia, for the signing of the peace agreement between the government and the rebel group to end 52 years of war.
Slovakia, Czechs: UK access to EU market tied to work rights
9/26/2016 10:49:58 AM
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) вЂ” The prime ministers of Slovakia and the Czech Republic say Britain will be able to keep access to the European Union's single market when it leaves the bloc only if it continues to allow its citizens to work in Britain.
Lucky few leave Greece under refugee relocation plan
9/26/2016 10:49:22 AM
ATHENS, Greece (AP) вЂ” The bus winding its way through the pre-dawn darkness of Athens' empty streets marks the end of months of danger, hardship and uncertainty. After surviving war, smugglers and perilous sea crossings, its 31 passengers are finally about to start new lives in Europe.
Russian suspected of flying drone over Polish govt buildings
9/26/2016 10:48:03 AM
WARSAW, Poland (AP) вЂ” A Russian citizen suspected of flying a drone over Polish government buildings has been detained for questioning, Polish security officials said Monday.
Slump for drug and consumer stock pulls US indexes lower
9/26/2016 10:47:17 AM
NEW YORK (AP) вЂ” U.S. stocks are slumping Monday as drugmakers and consumer companies take the biggest losses. The price of oil is jumping and energy companies are trading higher. Major indexes in Europe and Asia are also starting the week on a steep skid.
The Latest: Kerry: Aleppo fighting makes Syria deal unlikely
9/26/2016 10:46:09 AM
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Slovak PM Fico says EU migrant quotas are 'politically finished'
9/26/2016 10:45:46 AM
Quotas for distributing asylum seekers among European Union member states are "politically finished", Prime Minister Robert Fico of Slovakia, which currently holds the EU's rotating presidency, said on Monday. Eastern Europe's ex-communist states have strongly opposed the policy adopted a year ago to tackle the migration crisis that would require all EU countries to take in some of the hundreds of thousands of people seeking asylum in the bloc. Slovakia and Hungary have both challenged quotas at the European Court of Justice.
Iran releases Canadian academic held since June
9/26/2016 10:44:49 AM
Iran on Monday released a Canadian-Iranian academic who was detained in Tehran in June, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said, a week after the two countries began talks on a potential restoration of diplomatic ties broken off four years ago. Homa Hoodfar, 65, is a teacher at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada, and an expert on gender and Islam. "Homa Hoodfar, the retired professor of Canadian universities, who had been detained in Iran based on some accusations, was released this afternoon for humanitarian reasons including illness," Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi was quoted as saying.
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How To Go About Finding Cheap
by: Luke Cameron
Almost everyone knows what a computer is and how to use its
basic functions. Some people have their own desktop computers
or laptops. Those who do not own a computer may still be able
to use one by renting or using the ones in public libraries.
However, there are cheap computers that are now available in
the market, so it is possible that everyone and their
grandmothers will be able to afford it. Computers are really
amazing. The technology has evolved so much through the years.
A lot of things can be done with the newest models that were
not possible on the machines which were the â€śtop of the
lineâ€ť a few decades ago. Give or take a few years from now,
the current computers will be phased out and replaced by a
more stable, more feature-packed machine.
A few years ago computers were very expensive. One unit of a
desktop computer in 1998 cost about $1,600. Thatâ€™s a lot.
Fast forward to the present. The computers in 1998 are nothing
compared to the models that we have now. The machines are
faster, more durable, and capable of multitasking. Imagine
doing so much in so little time! To top it all off, the cost
is definitely worth the product. Nowadays, cheap computers are
very easy to find. Promo packages as low as $300 are not
impossible to find. In fact, they are all over! You might
think that cheap computers are not as good as the high-end
ones, but that is not the case. You get the same
functionality, durability and technology at a very inexpensive
price. But where do you find such cheap computers? Stores like
Circuit City and Best Buy offer packages that are very
inexpensive. However, there is a cheaper alternative â€“ shop
online! There are a lot of online stores that sell either
promo packages or individual hardware parts for you to
assemble. Of course, that is up to you. You purchase a machine
that is tailored to your own needs.
These days, owning a computer is essential. There isnâ€™t any
industry that does not make use of this technology. Computers
aid in learning and working. The world is a much smaller place
now because of computers and the internet. There are just
countless of benefits you can get from one single machine. And
it does not cost much. Cheap computers are now available
online. That is functionality and information within your
DVD Duplication And Replication
by: Michael Colucci
There are two primary methods that are used to copy DVDs, and these are
DVD Duplication and DVD Replication. With the replication method, the
disc will be compressed via a glass master, and the image will be
printed on the surface of the disc. This will produce an effect that is
similar to what you would find in DVDs that are purchased in stores.
With the duplication method, the disc will be burned from the original
DVD onto a blank DVD. The images from the original DVD may be printed
and added to the surface of the new DVD.
If you have the time and money to order a large package of blank DVDs,
it is important to make sure you use DVD duplication or replication.
There are a large number of companies available that can make
professional copies of DVDs. If you use the services that are offered by
these companies, it is important for you to make sure they use the
"compare and verify" function when they are in the process of
burning your discs. A lot of these companies will turn off this feature
so they can speed up the time it takes for them to complete the order,
but making sure the "compare and verify" function is turned on
will insure that you discs are correctly duplicated.
While there are companies available that can mass copy DVDs for you
within a short period of time, purchasing your own equipment can allow
you to make copies of DVDs. The basic thing you will need is a computer
with a DVD burner. A lot of computers now come with DVD burners, and
some of them may be able to burn both CDs and DVDs. If you don't already
have one in your computer, it can be purchased from your local
electronics store. In most cases, internal DVD burners are cheaper than
external burners. Make sure your computer meets the system requirements
for the DVD burner you are purchasing. Once you have the burner, you
will now need to acquire the software.
Some of the most popular DVD burning software are Nero, Alcohol 120%,
and Disc Juggler. Another popular program is DVD 2 Copy. Virtually all
of these programs can be acquired online or at your local electronics
store. If you use a professional company, it is important to compare
them with other companies that offer the same service. A good company
should test your DVD copies on a large number of different DVD players
to make sure they are compatible. In addition to the playback, it is
important to make sure your discs have a professional look. If you have
a large order, it will take a good company about 4 to 5 days to complete
it. However, if you are in a rush, some companies can complete the order
in as little as 2 days.
When it comes to disc storage, you will often be given the option of
"mini" or "full size." Full size will give you the
maximum amount of space per disc, which is about 8.4 gigabytes. The mini
size will give you about 1.47 gigabytes of space per disc. The size that
you choose is dependent on your needs.
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From prairie to the White House: Inside a Tribe's quest to stop a pipeline
CANNON BALL, N.D./WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Three days after guard dogs attacked Native Americans protesting an oil pipeline project in North Dakota in early September, an unprecedented event took place at the White House. Brian Cladoosby, president of the National Congress of American Indians, which represents more than 500 tribes, spoke to nearly a dozen of President Barack Obama's Cabinet-level advisers at a September 6 meeting of the White House's three-year-old Native American Affairs Council.
Details... Troubled lawyer shoots nine in Houston before being killed by police
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Details... Baseball world mourns boating death of Miami Marlins star Fernandez
By Zachary Fagenson MIAMI (Reuters) - Miami Marlins star Jose Fernandez, one of the most dominant pitchers in Major League Baseball and a hero to Miami's Cuban community, was killed in a boating crash early on Sunday in Florida, the U.S. Coast Guard said. Fernandez, who as a teenager survived harrowing conditions at sea as he fled Cuba to start a new life in the United States, was one of three men killed when a 32-foot boat collided with a rocky jetty off Miami Beach, the Coast Guard said.
Details... Disgruntled lawyer injures 9 in strip center shooting in Houston
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Diplomats: Portugal's Guterres tops fifth poll for UN chief
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Deutsche Bank shares fall sharply after report
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Shares in Deutsche Bank are down sharply after a report that the German government won't intervene with U.S. officials who are pressing the bank to pay $14 billion to settle an investigation into its sales of mortgage-backed securities.
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LONDON (AP) — Turkish financial markets took a battering Monday after ratings agency Moody's downgraded the country's credit grade to junk status to account for a series of shocks to the economy that included bombings and an attempted coup. Details...
Business owner, 2 firms face visa fraud charges
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors in New Jersey say the part-owner of two information technology firms and an employee fraudulently used a visa program to reduce skilled labor costs. Details...
Will boom in loans at retailers, manufacturers turn to bust?
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Motorcyclist dies after crash on Roosevelt Boulevard
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The most telling moments in presidential debates often come out of the blue — an offhand remark or unrehearsed gesture that helps to reveal the essence of a candidate who's already been poked, prodded and inspected for years.
Details... Slovakia, Czechs: UK access to EU market tied to work rights
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — The prime ministers of Slovakia and the Czech Republic say Britain will be able to keep access to the European Union's single market when it leaves the bloc only if it continues to allow its citizens to work in Britain. Details...
Overheating Samsung tablet forces diversion of Delta flight
The plane from Detroit was headed to Amsterdam, but was forced to land in Manchester, England. A Delta official says the tablet began smoking after it had become jammed in a seat.
Details... Slump for drug and consumer stock pulls US indexes lower
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are slumping Monday as drugmakers and consumer companies take the biggest losses. The price of oil is jumping and energy companies are trading higher. Major indexes in Europe and Asia are also starting the week on a steep skid.
Details... Debate Night: Clinton, Trump set for high-stakes showdown
WASHINGTON (AP) — After months of tangling from afar, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will confront each other face-to-face for the first time in Monday night's presidential debate, laying out for voters their vastly different visions for America's future.
Details... Variety to host diversity conference, Pharrell to speak
NEW YORK (AP) — Variety will host a conference of film executives and stars to discuss solutions to Hollywood's lagging record in diversity.
Details... Boater missing for a week found alive; mother still missing
BOSTON (AP) — One of two boaters missing for a week has been found alive, drifting on an inflatable life raft off the coast of Massachusetts, but his mother remains missing, U.S. Coast Guard authorities said Monday. Details...
Court asks judges to respond to Louisiana sheriff's claims
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Monday asked two judges to respond to a petition by a Louisiana sheriff who claims another judge was improperly removed from his criminal case without explanation. Details...
Bataan Death March survivor, artist Ben Steele dies at 98
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Bataan Death March survivor, artist and educator Ben Steele has died in Montana. He was 98. Details...
Bomb case is latest hardship for NJ's large Muslim community
PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — At the Islamic Center of Passaic County, which draws about 2,000 people each Friday for communal prayers, the talk is about how this year is different.
Details... Young man gets 30 years for killing father in Tennessee
GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A young man has pleaded guilty to killing his father as jury selection was set to begin for his trial in East Tennessee. Details...
First of hundreds of jurors report in church massacre trial
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Dylann Roof, charged with hate crimes and obstruction of religion in the Charleston church massacre, sat in a federal courtroom Monday looking down and generally avoiding eye contact with the potential jurors who could sentence him to death.
Details... US not on track to meet 2025 carbon pollution cutting goal
WASHINGTON (AP) — Unless it does more, the United States probably will fall short of goals set under last year's Paris agreement to dramatically reduce emissions of heat-trapping gases, according to a new study.
Details... Despite Alexandria vote, little chance statue will be moved
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Several state lawmakers in Virginia say it's very unlikely a 127-year-old Confederate statue in Alexandria's Old Town will be moved elsewhere. Details...
India says Pakistan believes terror will bring territory
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Pakistan continues to believe terrorist attacks will allow it to obtain territory it covets in Jammu and Kashmir, India's foreign minister said Monday.
Details... Greek unions criticize powerful new privatization fund
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek labor unions say they are backing strikes and protests against a plan to place major state assets under the control of a new privatization fund to be headed by bailout creditors. Details...